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Const -102 - Construction Management Principles - Claudenice Braga-McCalister

Course:Construction Management Principles
Professor:Claudenice Braga-McCalister
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Claudenice McCalister

My name is Claudenice Braga-McCalister (professor McCalister) and I will be your professor for this course.  I have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and I work as a Project Manager and Safety Director at Lundgren Management Corporation.  I have been teaching at COC for 3 years.  I have taught Introduction to Construction and Construction Engineering, Blueprint Reading for Construction, California Building Code, The Construction Process – Planning & Scheduling, Construction Estimating Principles, and Introduction to Construction Inspections & Codes.  I have been teaching 100% on-ground courses and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had to change to the Distance Learning Format.  Originally, this class was not designed to be an online-based class. However, I have done everything possible to make this format suitable to your learning expectations. This class is very interesting, and it provides you with important knowledge necessary for your success in the Construction Industry. I hope you will find this course accessible and easy to understand.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with the understanding and knowledge of the construction industry players, delivery methods of construction, different project stages, roles, responsibilities and qualities of a construction project manager, contract procedures, construction documents and their importance in project management, operational requirements necessary to manage a construction project, and impact of various human relations on the stages and management of a construction project.

What to Expect in this Course

This is a 16-week Distance Education course and it is very intense. This course has a lot of information and work that is due each week.  You are expected to dedicate at least 8 hours of study beyond the lecture time on a weekly basis. Graded class discussions will be part of the weekly assignments and are due on Thursdays. You will have quizzes in this class to assess the progress of your learning. The final exam will occur during the last week of the class. A group project may be part of your final grade and the groups will be assigned after week #08 . All handouts, pre-recorded lectures, and assignments will be organized in modules that will open weekly on Mondays. The exams will be done completely online on Canvas and they will be timed; however, you will be allowed two attempts to cover for any problems encountered with internet connection during your first attempt.

Types of Assessments

  1. Homework
  2. Discussion Board
  3. Quiz
  4. Exam
  5. Project 

Textbook Information

Jackson, Barbara J.  Construction Management JumpStart (3rd ed.).  Wiley Publisher, ISBN: 978-1-63126-922-6.

The textbook needs to be purchased by the first week of class. The textbook will be used as the main source of information for this class for content and assignments. 

Other Relevant Course Information

In addition to the textbook, you will need a computer with internet connection, a web cam, a microphone, a PDF reader, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel programs.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 08/04/2021 Sub#: 454